Monday, February 2, 2009

no apologies...

"The whole life of the good Christian," said Augustine, "is a holy longing."  Sadly, many of us have been led to feel that somehow we ought to want less, not more.  We have this sense that we should atone for our longings, apologize that we feel such deep desire.  Shouldn't we be more content?  Perhaps, but contentment is never wanting less; that's the easy way out.  Anybody can look holy if she's killed her heart; the real test is to have your heart burning within you and have the patience to enjoy what there is now to enjoy, while waiting with eager anticipation for the feast to come.
-- Brent Curtis & John Eldredge in "The Sacred Romance"

3 comments:

kristisweeney said...

I've been reading that book again here lately. Sometimes I have to put it down because it's to clear a window into my own soul.

Laura said...

Tell me about it! I think it was written specifically about me because it pretty much perfectly describes me. But that's why I almost can't put it down. I want to read it over and over and over again.

cherikeas said...

Isn't it amazing how Satan even twists our desire to know God more by accusing us of being discontent?? I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds good...